Racial Harassment and Retaliation
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled with Washington Group International, Inc. for $1.5 million and injunctive relief on behalf of African American workers who were allegedly subjected to racial harassment and retaliation at the Sithe Mystic Power Plant construction project in Everett, Mass., which WGI managed as general contractor from 2001 to 2003. The EEOC charged that WGI created a racially hostile work environment for African American employees that included racially offensive language and graffiti, failed to take appropriate steps to remedy the discriminatory conduct, and targeted the victims for retaliatory measures, including termination.
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|Washington Group International||$1,500,000|